Solicitor/ Legal Executive - Wills and Probate - Derby


Norman House, Derby


Full Time

Smith Partnership is a leading law firm in the East Midlands. A forward thinking and progressive company employing over 200 staff throughout 6 offices.

An opportunity has become available for a Solicitor or experienced Legal Executive to join our Wills & Probate Department at our Head Office in Derby. 

Purpose & Objective of Job:

Fee earning activities related to the provision of legal services to the firms’ clients.  To meet performance targets as defined and to carry out other duties as determined by the Partners.

Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities:

  • Advising and assisting clients on making wills, administering estates, and all related matters
  • Preparation of documents and conduct of files
  • Advising clients on general non-complex matters

Experience Required:

  • Dealing with Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • Powers of Attorney/Deputyships
  • Advising the Clients

Experience Desired:

  • Tax and Trusts

Knowledge Required:

  • Appropriate area of Law

Skills And Personal Attributes Required:

  • Ability to market the firm in accordance with our desired image. 
  • Ability to contribute towards the development of the practice as a whole. 
  • Personable, good communicator
  • Presentation skills
  • Visionary – must be able to identify and execute strategy / business plan
  • Managerial skills
  • Organisation, planning and time management skills
  • Drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to give clear, practical advice

Qualifications Required:

  • Law Degree
  • Practising Certificate

This Job Description covers the current range of duties and will be reviewed from time to time. Smith Partnership reserve the right to change the Job Description if the business requires it.  

This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive East Midlands law firm and to work as part of a challenging and friendly team. Applications strictly via email enclosing a current CV and covering letter to (


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